Evaluation of consultation-based rehabilitation for hospitalized cancer patients with functional impairment

Steven R. Sabers, Janine E. Kokal, Jean C. Girardi, Cherie L. Falk Philpott, Jeffrey R. Basford, Terry M Therneau, Kenley D. Schmidt, Gail L. Gamble

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Objective: To evaluate prospectively the effect of consultation-based interdisciplinary rehabilitation in hospitalized cancer patients. Patients and Methods: Three hundred forty-one hospitalized patients with cancer were referred to the Cancer Adaptation Team (interdisciplinary rehabilitation services) over an 8-month period. Functional status at enrollment and dismissal was evaluated with a Barthel Mobility Index and Karnofsky Performance Status scale. Quality-of-life parameters were evaluated with specifically designed questionnaires. Results: Two hundred ninety patients met the inclusion criteria. One hundred eighty-nine survived and completed the study. Significant functional improvement was observed between enrollment and dismissal on both functional indexes (P≤.001). Quality-of-life questionnaires, while limited by low completion rate, showed significant improvement on multiple parameters. Conclusion: Significant functional gains were observed in hospitalized cancer patients who received interdisciplinary rehabilitation services on a consultation basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)855-861
Number of pages7
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume74
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Referral and Consultation
Rehabilitation
Neoplasms
Quality of Life
Karnofsky Performance Status
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Sabers, S. R., Kokal, J. E., Girardi, J. C., Falk Philpott, C. L., Basford, J. R., Therneau, T. M., ... Gamble, G. L. (1999). Evaluation of consultation-based rehabilitation for hospitalized cancer patients with functional impairment. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 74(9), 855-861.

Evaluation of consultation-based rehabilitation for hospitalized cancer patients with functional impairment. / Sabers, Steven R.; Kokal, Janine E.; Girardi, Jean C.; Falk Philpott, Cherie L.; Basford, Jeffrey R.; Therneau, Terry M; Schmidt, Kenley D.; Gamble, Gail L.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 74, No. 9, 1999, p. 855-861.

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Sabers, SR, Kokal, JE, Girardi, JC, Falk Philpott, CL, Basford, JR, Therneau, TM, Schmidt, KD & Gamble, GL 1999, 'Evaluation of consultation-based rehabilitation for hospitalized cancer patients with functional impairment', Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 74, no. 9, pp. 855-861.
Sabers, Steven R. ; Kokal, Janine E. ; Girardi, Jean C. ; Falk Philpott, Cherie L. ; Basford, Jeffrey R. ; Therneau, Terry M ; Schmidt, Kenley D. ; Gamble, Gail L. / Evaluation of consultation-based rehabilitation for hospitalized cancer patients with functional impairment. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1999 ; Vol. 74, No. 9. pp. 855-861.
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